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Shannon Long
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A cool Street Tracker I built for a older guy who loved Kenny Roberts. Nice and clean!
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Personally I think it should have had aluminum excel wheels or a set of stock 77 wheels...but you do what a guy can afford. I tuned it and it was a nice peppy bike, and sounded good with the 12" shorty mufflers.
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My Ducati ST2 with 34,000 miles. alot of tastefull mods, and the engine was ported and tuned by Silverback performance years ago, so it goes like stink. 
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These Arrows were are in need of repacking, but they sound so nice, I don't think I ever will...besides the tb's are tuned for it now.
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I souped this Falco up so much it was hard to ride without pulling a wheelie everytime you twisted the throttle...or burn the tire off!
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I am a lover of Italian and British motorcycles, well those are my favorite. I love all things on 2 wheels, well almost... I have loved riding since I was 4 years old. I have had too many crashes and accidents of all kinds and am now disabled because of it...which makes riding a thumping Italian v twin sport bike nearly impossible. I have had 3 serious auto crashes, over 30 concussions, 11 broken ribs, a broken collar bone, 56 stitches in my head, 2 elbow surgeries, 8 cortisone, 2 epidermal, and a series of Facet injections(I don't recommend those) several serious motocross crashes, that's where the ribs, collarbone and broken back 3 times come in. As well as permanently damaged tissue on my right hip and long term brain effects, constant pain, a limp(on a good day) and I'm still fighting to get better and find a surgery to get rid of the pain and allow me to ride motorcycle again, not mx, although there sure was nothing like flying over 100' in the air or railing a rutted turn at full lean and with the throttle pinned.
There simply is no substitute for it except riding a fast sport bike! Cliff diving was fun but not nearly the same.
I love the sound of a Ducati dry clutch, the exhaust note from Desmo valves, and the pinpoint handling and musical sound of a 90's 900 supersport or a 4 valve 916(the most beautiful motorcycle ever built) Thank you Mossimo Tamburini! The raw acceleration and sublime handling of an Aprilia, especially a well tuned Falco. How can this bike be so comfortable and still be such a perfect blend of power and handling, The sound and feel of a 02 Moto Guzzi V11 sport as it comes to life, Hell, any Guzzi for that matter! The power of Brembo brakes as they slow you down so smoothly while nearly popping your eyeballs out.
I hope to some day be able enjoy these works of art on 2 wheels again. For now I design and direct my little brother, who selflessly helps me create my ideas of moto art! Just outta love and the chance to ride whatever we are building.
I am married to an amazing person, her name is Tabitha. She is the single greatest thing that has ever happened to me. A bold yet tender woman...selfless, compassionate and kind, she has stuck by me when I'm hurt and broken. A truly wonderful person, and beautiful too! Lucky me! Girls love a guy on a motorcycle. She will even hang on when I used to ride really long, fast wheelies. She even rode with me on a rocket of a bike that we did 204 mph on. We ended up riding it away on our wedding day.
I have six kids. Four girls, two boys. Three are from a previous marriage, but have lived with us. My oldest is going to SDSU Brookings to be a teacher...I think, it changes.....
I love my life! Pain and disability not included. It has been exciting and great, and I look forward to seeing where this strange and wonderful road of life takes me next. Oh... my dream is to be oart owner in a Ducati, Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, Triumph and any other cool cycle dealership someplace warm.
Pipestone, Minnesota
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1996 Ducati 900 Supersport CR with an aluminum clutch basket and hub, Yoyodyne slave, polished modded pipes, k&n air filter, sticky race radials, 12,000 miles and freshly tuned. I love this bike for carving corners, great to turn in, torque on out of corners. everyone wants the SP(including me) but these are great bikes!
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It is pretty clean isn't it. It was in a shed covered in dust when I found it. Needed a batterry and tires, and a good clesn and polish. We had to shovel a path for 400 feet to get it from the shed to the road. Well worth the effort though!
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A few of my builds and restorations over the years
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My lovely Wife Tabitha! no limo, We rode my custom Yamaha FZR1000 Streetfighter.  We even pulled some wheelies on the way to take pictures... Isn't she great? and way to good looking for me, that's for sure!
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My three Ducatis. 98 ST2, 98 916(now a black and carbon corse replica) and my 96 900 SuperSport CR. They have 34,000. 14,000 and 12,000 mile respectfully. I love them all...and they are all so different, yet the same.
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I watched Greg Tracy on a pikes peak edition just obliterate a track day full of 1198s and such other ultrasport bikes...it was amazing to watch. That's what I want is a pikez peak multistrada. You can carve canyons all day and want to ride another 100 miles to get home.
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